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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 09:10 AM

42. It specifically characterizes an attraction as unhealthy or dangerous

in most analyses, studies of its origin and usage:

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/232050.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/like+a+moth+to+a+flame.html

NPR: "suicidal attraction":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12903572

Janet Jackson:
"Like a moth to a flame. Burned by the fire.
My love is blind. Can't you see my desire?
That's the way love goes."


I don't think you intended that meaning which is why I commented.


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